Celebrated by Europeans for centuries, the Brussels Griffon is loved the world over for his cheeky expression, his monkey-like antics, and his engaging personality. Whether clad in his traditional wiry coat or a smooth coat, the Brussels Griffon has enjoyed a faithful following in America for nearly a century. The Brussels Griffon, lesser known than many other Toy breeds, attracts a discerning crowd with his unique characteristics and his long colorful history, two topics that author Juliette Cunliffe masterfully covers in this Comprehensive Owner’s Guide dedicated to the breed.
New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.